Bespangling
Bespangle Be*span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespangling}.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering. [1913 Webster]

The grass . . . is all bespangled with dewdrops. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bespangling — v. adorn with spangles, cover with sparkly drops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bespangle — Be*span gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespangling}.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering. [1913 Webster] The grass . . . is all bespangled with dewdrops. Cowper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bespangled — Bespangle Be*span gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespangling}.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering. [1913 Webster] The grass . . . is all bespangled with dewdrops. Cowper.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • William Blake — Infobox Writer name = William Blake caption = William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips. birthdate = birth date|df=yes|1757|11|28 birthplace = London, England deathdate = death date and age|df=yes|1827|08|12|1757|11|28 deathplace =… …   Wikipedia

  • bespangle — /bi spang geuhl/, v.t., bespangled, bespangling. to cover or adorn with or as if with spangles; make sparkle brilliantly: grass bespangled with dewdrops; poetry bespangled with vivid imagery. [1585 95; BE + SPANGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Blake, William — born Nov. 28, 1757, London, Eng. died Aug. 12, 1827, London English poet, painter, engraver, and visionary. Though he did not attend school, he was trained as an engraver at the Royal Academy and opened a print shop in London in 1784. He… …   Universalium

  • Blake, William — (1757 1827)    A British poet, painter, and printmaker who from childhood onwards experienced * dreams and *visions depicting *apparitions and metaphysical scenes. At the age of4, he claimed to have seen the face of God put his head to the window …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • bespangle — (v.) 1610s, from BE (Cf. be ) + SPANGLE (Cf. spangle). Related: Bespangled; bespangling …   Etymology dictionary

  • bespangle — /bəˈspæŋgəl/ (say buh spangguhl), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (bespangled, bespangling) to adorn with, or as with, spangles. {be + spangle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bespangle — [bē spaŋ′gəl, bispaŋ′gəl] vt. bespangled, bespangling to cover with or as with spangles …   English World dictionary

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